First post, by stamasd
In my latest Win98SE build (based on an Abit KT7A motherboard) I can't get networking to work properly. I use a RTL8139D card with the driver package for Win98 which I downloaded from vogonsdrivers. The driver installs fine, no hardware conflicts etc.
When I boot the computer with a network cable connected (going to my router which runs OpenWRT), the boot never finishes. It stalls at the Win98 loading screen.
When I boot with the cable disconnected, it finishes booting. Using winipconfig, I see the NIC gets assigned one of the weird 169.x.x.x addresses. If I connect the network cable now and attempt to renew the IP, it works on it for about 5 minutes then fails. And so on repeatedly. The router's DHCP server is working fine with all my other devices.
It's off to disk I go,
With a bit and a byte
And a read and a write,